Rhexia virginica L.
Common Name: MEADOW-BEAUTY
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb
Status: SC

Sunny, moist, sandy to mucky shores and swales, in acid soil.

Widespread south and east of the Great Lakes region, it occurs disjunctly in a few regions in Michigan, as is typical of the Coastal Plain disjunct element in our flora (see Reznicek (1994) for more information).

Rhexia virginica is locally common and a fine sight when in bloom, for it is one of our most attractive wildflowers, with pink-purple corolla ca. 2–3 cm broad and large bright yellow anthers.

Locations

Allegan County
Berrien County
Cass County
Chippewa County
Kalamazoo County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oceana County
Ottawa County
Van Buren County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1692.